e Sundries were does not appear, nor yet their value, as the amount carried out only equals the rum part of the charge.
There also seems a disparity in the prices with ten gallons at two shillings and fifteen and one-half at one and six, with the half barrel thrown in.
Perhaps the Sundries were also.
With molasses at one and nine and rum at one and six we are led to wonder wherein lay the profit of the rum manufacture.
Mr. Brooks wrote It was never a profitable branch of trade; and till 1830, it ruined many persons who entered it.
The load of salt-hay of which Mr. Fulton could not carry out the price, was a product of the lower Medford marshes, which Mr. Symmes, like others of upper Medford, owned.
These papers were found in Mr. Fulton's desk.
How the account was settled does not appear, but a few years later these Medford men had a settlement, as appears by the following in the handwriting of Mr. Fulton and signed by Mr. Symmes.
Received Medford 3d Feby 1790 of Jo
father went to New York and William was sent to the grandparents, who then lived on High street, in West Medford, where is now the street that was named for this family.
He and two sisters were baptized in the First Parish meeting-house, June 18, 1820.
He lived here about eight years, then went to work in a printing office in Boston.
He married at Billerica, Mass., Rebecca Bennett of that town, October 17, 1837.
At that time he was living in West Cambridge, or was registered there.
In 1830 he engaged in the West India trade, living in St. Thomas (one of the Danish islands recently acquired by the United States) until 1840, when he, with his wife, returned to their native land and resided in Boston.
Mr. Warren was successful in business and retired therefrom early.
Both he and his wife possessed ample means and traveled extensively.
He was of a genial disposition and drew around him a large circle of friends.
He was philanthropic and his interests were far-reaching.
ent out by him. Its original name was lost soon after imported here in 1799.
It was propagated and disseminated by Enoch Bartlett of Dorchester.
When the trees fruited they were supposed to be seedlings and were given the grower's name, Bartlett.
Mr. Manning of Salem, an eminent authority, felt that the fruit was identical with an English variety, and the statement he made at that time to that effect he was afterwards able to prove, but it was too late to restore the original name.
Till 1830 all trees that had been propagated were from scions in Bartlett's garden, but after that time they were largely imported.
In the early part of the nineteenth century there were several nurserymen in New York who sent out catalogs.
It is interesting to look over their catalogs, so different from the large illustrated ones of today, many of which have elegantly embossed covers and are works of art. The early ones were very simple in their makeup, there were no illustrations and some were me